We know roughly as much about bach the man as we know about Shakespeare.
In Taipei, Taiwan, a bach flash mob consisting of cellists and tuba players took over a train.
Is there anything to the cliché that bach was ignored or looked down on for a century or so after he died?
There's the sound of crashing waves and thunder, greetings in 55 languages, along with Mozart, bach, and Chuck Berry.
What a pleasure it is to hear him explain what he is doing when he is conducting or talking about jazz or bach.
This Minister bach is the abomination, primarily of the Austrian lords, but also of all landowners whatever their rank.
But the man in bach predominates, subtle, magnetic and nervous as he is.
The talk often turned to grand old bach and his "Well-tempered Clavichord," to which in those early days, he gave ardent study.
With all bach's amiable qualities, it is said that he had a hasty temper.
At that time bach's name, according to my recollection, was never seen on a pianoforte-recital program.
1845, American English, clipped form of bachelor (n.). Also in colloquial American English use as a verb (1870) meaning "to live as an unmarried man," especially "to do one's own cooking and cleaning." Related: Bached; baching.
A bachelor (1850s+)
(also bach it) Of a man, to live alone (1860s+)
To enjoy the life of a bachelor: With his wife on a trip, he bached it for a week